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Takara Bio USA, Inc. and RIKEN BioResource Research Center concluded license agreement on preservation and distribution of Fluorescent Proteins, such as DsRed2 and mCherry for academic use

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Fee and Payment


The distribution fees were revised from October 1, 2019

Products Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*1)
Fee (JPY)
For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*2)
Clone and host (per tube)(*3)(*4) 8,440 16,880
Recombinant Adenovirus (per tube) 32,700 65,400
Library (per tube) 32,700 65,400
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram)(*4) 16,600 33,200
Mouse DNA (of Live mice) (ten micro gram)(*4) 24,400 48,800
Mouse DNA (of litters recovered from cryopreserved embryos) (ten micro gram)(*4) 110,200 220,400
Mouse DNA (of litters recovered from cryopreserved sperm) (ten micro gram)(*4) 167,000 334,000
S. pombe ORFeome clone set, 52 plates (per set) 868,400 1,736,800
Thermus thermophilus expression plasmid clone set, 23 plates (per set) 1,177,200 2,354,400
  • The cost of shipping containers and freight will be charged separately. These are not included in the fee.
  • For expression clones containing mammalian cDNA produced by the Gateway® Technology, a license fee of JPY 1,250 is separately required per clone. For a for-profit organization, it is necessary to obtain a license from Life Technology Inc. (announcement of the license agreement [link])
  • For DNA resources containing fluorescent proteins owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (currently registered as Takara Bio USA, Inc.(TBUSA)), a license fee of JPY 8,250 is separately required per clone. (announcement of the license agreement [link])

(*1) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research by a not-for-profit organization for not-for-profit academic purpose. Category I MTA shall be used.
(*2) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research for the following a. – d. cases. Category II MTA shall be used.

  • a. For research by for-profit organization
  • b. For collaborative research between for-profit organization and not-for-profit organization
  • c. For research by not-for-profit organization outsourced and sponsored by for-profit organization
  • d. For for-profit research by not-for-profit organization including R&D with the aim of patent acquisition

(*3) “Clone and host” includes cDNA clones, BAC, vectors and host microorganisms.
(*4) Volume discounts will be offered for the order of 20 tubes or more of multiple resources of the same fee at a time. 20 – 49 tubes, 20% discount. 50 tubes or more, 25% discount.


  • The invoice (bill) and the payment instruction will be sent to your billing address. The RECIPIENT should prepay the distribution fees before DNA resources to be shipped are prepared.
  • There are three ways of paying as follows.
    1) Payment by credit card
    2) Remittance to the bank account
    3) Mailing a banker’s check
  • Details are indicated at: Information of Request for Distribution

(frmfeee 2013.04.01 T.M.)